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Red Shevlino

Inspired by the work of David Shevlino, done overtop a sketch completed in Aprils 30Dogs30Days. This is "red Shevlino," an 8x10 acrylic painting done on canvasboard. He is $199 plus s&hto the first asking nicely. I take paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may come to me - thank you!

Artists pull inspiration from a variety of sources. A revisit to The Little Prince firmly lodged the fox's words in my head:  "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eye." And that got me thinking, how the heck do I paint things that are essential and therefore intangible?

It got me googling last night - I started out with an exploration of edges and how various treatments achieve different results. I got distracted by Gregory Manchess's paintings, and ultimately ended up on David Shevlino's website (and of course I had gloriously colored, fractured, blurrey edged dreams!).

This morning I thought I would give it a try, so I pulled a sketch out of my paint over pile and winged it. From my head (an artists most powerful tool is their visual memory).

I love the variety of marks here, the blurred bits that dissolve irrespective of the form they are meant to sculpt. Like a handful of moments not quite frozen in time - a sliver of an experience. There's a radiant energy, too, built from the gesture of the marks themselves. I may have found one way to approach painting essential and intangible things.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my art journey,
Warmly, Kim


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